" I can honestly say that some of my closest friends I've made here in Oslo are from the Jewish community, and that is thanks to KAHAL.."
"Thanks to Kahal, the Jewish activities I engaged in were meaningful ones. Whether it was baking challah in our dorm kitchen, bringing Jewish and non-Jewish students to Kabbalat Shabbat services, or enjoying Tel Aviv Purim festivities with friends, I really felt at home in a place thousands of miles away from where I live and grew up. "
"I am very thankful that KAHAL gave me this opportunity to grow my own Jewish identity. I feel more a part of the global Jewish people after seeing that we are not alone, and that though there is distance between us, we always have strong and deep connections with each other."
"I highly recommend engaging with the KAHAL platform as it brings young Jews together from across the world."
"Without the connection KAHAL provided me with local Jews I would have missed out on some incredible experiences. I urge those contemplating a study abroad experience to go for it as KAHAL and many other fantastic Jewish organizations are there to connect you in different ways back to your Jewish roots. My journey to Prague would not have been complete without the connections, opportunities, and Jewish hospitality KAHAL provided."
Prague, Czech Republic
"I’ve always identified as an American Jew, but after my time abroad I experienced how Jewish tradition and connection defies borders. It expanded my idea of Jewish identity and community beyond my continent. I’ll always remember when one woman from Siena’s congregation told me, “When you travel, the first thing you do is find the Jewish community.” Initially I thought she meant for good food or tourism, but I soon realized what she really meant; it’s a home away from home.”
University of Maryland
"It became clear that Jews in London were not all that different from those I knew in Wisconsin and Minnesota; I was immediately welcomed and my concernes disappeared. Far and above all else, however, I am extremely grateful for KAHAL's encouragement to sign up for the March of the Living trip, easily the most meaningful Jewish experience I had while abroad, and really… ever."